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Rock Art 101 Seminar – November dates
2010 Oct 18

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The following are some details on our next Rock Art 101 Seminar. Additional information about our purpose in having seminars and additional details on the next two seminars can be found at www.rockart101.com



We have a world class treasure trove of prehistoric art right here in California, just north of Ridgecrest on the China Lake Naval Air Weapons base. This is the greatest concentration of rock art in the entire Western hemisphere! There are more depictions of bighorn sheep in the Cosos than in all the rock art sites in the entire Great Basin combined.

How did these hard-scrabble hunter-gatherers live in such a challenging desert environment and still find the time to etch so much rock art?
Why the obsession with making bighorn sheep petroglyphs?
Why did the numbers of their rock art images expand so much and then die away so quickly?
What finally happened to these people?

These and other questions will be addressed during our upcoming seminar and field trip.

Rock Art 101 is offering a comprehensive seminar, keynote lecture, and field trip program to be held at the Heritage Inn, Ridgecrest, California on November 13th & 14th 2010. The program is limited to only 20 participants. The curriculum includes some new and special lectures in regards to Coso rock art and the people who made it. The lectures on Saturday include:

The Peopling of the Americas
What is Rock Art
Eastern California Prehistory and the Coso Region Chronology
Rock Art Styles and Types
Meaning and Function of Rock Art
Rock Art Recording
Bighorn Sheep Symbolism in the Coso Range & Great Basin
Conservation, Ethics, Management and the Law

A Keynote Lecture is slated for Saturday Evening, following a 5-7PM dinner break, from David Lee on the pre-history and rock art of the Owens Valley, California. David is a published rock art researcher with particular expertise on the archaeology of the Western Great Basin.

With permission from the Navy, a field trip is scheduled for Renegade Canyon (aka Little Petroglyph Canyon) starting Sunday morning at 7;00 am and returning 3:30 pm that afternoon. This is a restricted access area and a ‘must see’ opportunity for anyone interested in Native American rock art. Visitors must preregister and show proof of US citizenship to enter the base.

We have arranged for discounted room rates at the Residence Inn for those who would like to stay over on Friday or Saturday night, or perhaps those wanting to extend their stays through Sunday evening. Due to base restrictions we can only accommodate twenty persons on this field trip and we have a limited number of reservations still available.

Who should attend: Members of the interested general public, staff of cultural resource management firms, Native Americans, state and federal government employees, and primitive skills aficionados will find the class of special relevance and benefit.

Contacts: All details are available at http://www.rockart101.com/

Please go to the website, click on Seminar 111310, and fill out the enrollment forms to mail in with your enrollment fee. Due to Navy permit processing requirements applications must be received by Rock Art 101 by October 22nd.

Please contact Don Austin (amargosa@earthlink.net; 310.836.0121) or Alan Garfinkel (Gold) (avram1952@yahoo.com; 661.444.6029) and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.
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